What is Boho? Boho is short for Bohemian. It involves flowing, tiered skirts, an ethnic flair, wood jewelry, bangles and fringed handbags. The look usually has lots of layers and colors. It comes and goes often but usually with a different twist. You’ll now hear it called Nouveau Boho, Boho Glam, Modern Boho, and Boho Chic. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are known for wearing the grunge or hippie version in the past, but this season throws in a little glam.